As a region with cold winters and a long heating season, the Northeast has a high demand for heating fuels, which are mostly provided for by imported heating oil. However, the Northeast is in a unique position to utilize a cheap, renewable and regional heating fuel – biomass. The biomass market in the region is characterized by a large amount of available woody fuel, developed supply chains and progressive policy towards biomass heating compared to other regions of the nation.

This webinar is the first installment of a three-part mini-series highlighting biomass heating in different regions of the country. It will provide a current overview of biomass heating in the northeast, discuss barriers and opportunities for market development and examine successful policies that promote biomass use in the northeast.

Hear from three speakers as they present cutting-edge research about biomass heat in the northeast. This is the tenth webinar in a 14-part series hosted by the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), supported by the Northeast Biomass Thermal Working Group (NEBTWG), and funded in part by the Forest Service's Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC).

View this webinar and learn:

-- The Northeast’s vast resource potential for biomass heat
-- How wood heating can help create jobs in the Northeast
-- Ways to overcome technical and logistical challenges
-- Successful policies on the state-level and how they may be implemented regionally

-- William Strauss, PhD, President, FutureMetrics
-- Scott Nichols, President, Tarm Biomass
-- Neil Veilleux, Project Consultant, Meister Consultants Group
-- Joseph Seymour, Executive Director, Biomass Thermal Energy Council

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